Echthodopa formosa is apparently mainly a spring emergent in Arkansas. Norm keeps finding them in NE Arkansas and there is a record in the NW sector for the related E. pubera. This one is a woodland species. The time of emergence and the orange banded legs make for a distinctive robber. There are three species in this genus in North America. All are eastern. And all three may actually occur in Arkansas though one is known currently only from NC.

Norm again in 2006. E. formosa has black palpal hairs and mostly clear wings. E. pubera has dark wings and golden palpal hairs.

Norm once again in 2012. Looks like it scored an early Hunting wasp.